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palmetto riverside bed & breakfast: brittany + sam

Weddings

Jan 25, 2018

The last few steps she took closed any distance left between them, and with a tap of the shoulder he turned around to see her for the first time that day. And in an instant it was as if they were the only two people on the planet, seeing nothing but each other. There were smiles bigger than either of them had ever worn, and tears (which he oh so sweetly wiped from her cheeks). But mostly there were just unspoken words, with them saying everything they needed to with the longest of embraces and gazes that spoke more than any sentence ever could . . . .

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Brittany and Sam are married! And oh goodness friends, what a day this was. From the gorgeous palette (which took it’s inspiration from the colors naturally found in succulents) to the unique orientation of their ceremony to the mixed bridesmaid dresses and simple florals – everything about this day was just perfection. Brittany put on a stunning fitted gown before heading out to meet Sam for their first look, a moment that was so sweet we just about teared up right along with them. F’REAL. There is just something so sweet about how easily these two love each other, and getting to document that kind of love is just so incredibly heart filling.

We always love shooting at the Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast, but this time felt extra special because Brittany and Sam utilized the space in a way we had never seen. This made the gorgeous moss-filled tree on the property the backdrop for their vows, and it couldn’t have felt any more romantic.After the ceremony guests headed to the reception, where one seriously epic party kicked off. We loved the simple centerpieces, including succulents which Brittany and her mom grew themselves (we know, right?!) and the greenery filled bar that tied it all together. Guests dined on southern comfort food including barbecue pulled pork and mashed potatoes, which was the perfect fuel for a night on the packed dance floor!

Brittany and Sam, being a part of your wedding journey has been so much fun from our very first coffee date. We just loved being the ones who got to save every one of these moments for you guys, and most definitely hope you let us know next time you’re down this way!

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben

Wedding invitation suite with lace and bridal shoe details Pearl earrings against a blush background Bride's blush strapped shoes and watercolor of the venue Bride's blush flats against the lace of the bride's veilThe bride's dress hanging in the doorway with the bouquet and close-up of the wedding rings Bride's mother helping her daughter into her dress Groom in his military uniform with New Zealand cufflinks Bride and Groom during their first look Bride and Groom portrait in front of the bed and breakfast Bridal portrait under the archway of the bed and breakfast and shot of the bouquet with stargazer lilies Bride and Groom portrait by Sarah & Ben PhotographyBride and groom portrait and military medals on the groom's uniform Bride and Groom in front of the palmetto riverside BnB by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride and Groom kissing in front of their venue Black and White of the Bride holding her bouquet against a white picket fence Black and White of the Bride and Groom by Sarah & ben Photography Bride and Groom kissing under a large Oak tree by Sarah & ben Photography Portrait of the bride and groom in Palmetto, FL by Sarah & ben Photography Bride with her Bridesmaids under the oak tree at the palmetto riverside BnBBridesmaids each holding a single stargaze lily Groom and his Groomsmen under an oak tree by Sarah & Ben Photography The bride's beautiful engagement ring against the lace details of her wedding dress by Sarah & Ben Photography rustic Welcome sign with white cursive writing Wedding ceremony program with homegrown succulents Wedding Ceremony under the oak tree at Palmetto Riverside BnB by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride walking down the aisle with her mom and dad by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride and Groom standing under the oak tree during their ceremony by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride putting wedding ring on her groom Exchanging vows with their friend as their officiant Bride celebrating as she walks back up the aisle with her new husband Bride and Groom kissing on the dock by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride and Groom sharing a quiet moment on the dock of the Palmetto Riverside BnB Bride and groom on the dock Bride and Groom laughing on the dock by Sarah & Ben Photography Classic portrait of the bride and groom by Sarah & Ben Photography Candid moment of a bride and groom during the portraits by Sarah & Ben Photography Timeless black and white image of the bride and groom walking back to their reception by Sarah & Ben Photography Birds lined up along the bench of a dock watching the bride and groom during their portraits Reception details including succulents in decorative pots Bride and Groom's sweetheart table in front of the fireplace at the palmetto riverside BnB Bride and Groom during their first dance by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride and groom dancing during their first dance as their family and friends watch in the background Black and White of the Bride and Groom dancing by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride and Groom laughing during the speeches Groom laughing as his best man gives his speech by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride sharing a dance with her Dad by Sarah & Ben Photography The groom and his Mom share a dance The wedding cake with the grooms military gloves and hat by Sarah & Ben Photography The wedding cake with military details and bride and groom kissing before cutting their cake Black and White of the Bride and Groom dancing during their reception Bride crying with happiness during their reception by Sarah & Ben Photography

Credit Where Credit is Due:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast

Hair & Makeup: db Studio Hair & Makeup

Wedding Dress Designer: Essence of Australia

Wedding Dress Store: CC’s Boutique

Bride Shoe Designer: Shoes of Prey

Groom’s Apparel: U.S. Marine Corps Dress Blues

Caterer: Port-a-Pit BBQ

Coordinator: Stacey Price

Videographer: Jared Brandt Media

Florist: Oneco Florist

Cake Design: Publix

DJ: Complete Weddings – Martin

Bar Service: Spunky Spirits

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